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They have to admit it now: Gulf Stream slowing

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They have found that one of the engines driving the Gulf Stream the sinking of supercooled water in the Greenland Sea, has weakened to less than a quarter of its former strength.

They have to admit it now: Gulf Stream slowing - Sunday Times, May 8, 2005- Britain faces big chill as ocean current slows

CLIMATE change researchers have detected the first signs of a slowdown in the Gulf Stream, the mighty ocean current that keeps Britain and Europe from freezing.

They have found that one of the engines driving the Gulf Stream the sinking of supercooled water in the Greenland Sea, has weakened to less than a quarter of its former strength.

The weakening, apparently caused by global warming, could herald big changes in the current over the next few years or decades. Paradoxically, it could lead to Britain and northwestern and Europe undergoing a sharp drop in temperatures.

Source: Sunday Times, May 8, 2005
Britain faces big chill as ocean current slows

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1602579,00.html

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Right 08.May.2005 12:42
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London's winters have already shown some cooling. If you remember, the winter of '03-'04 saw the first snowstorm in hundreds of years.

But that's not all that will happen when the Atlantic Conveyor shuts down.

You know, it might just be time to put the global warming issue right up there with the War in Iraq as the major issues of the day.

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